PMP Certification Quiz #2 Online Test

The estimating technique that typically uses the past actual performance of a similar activity is termed?
Bottom-up estimating
Probabilistic estimating
Analogous estimating/top-down
Deterministic (single-point) estimating
A budgetary estimate should be accurate to what degree?
-10% +25%
A rough order of magnitude (ROM)
-5% +1-%
An analogous (top-down) degree
Cost estimating tools and techniques include which of the following?
Analogous estimating, bottom-up estimating, chart of accounts
Bottom-up estimating, parametric modeling, activity duration estimating
Analogous estimating, bottom-up estimating, parametric estimating
Bottom-up estimating, parametric estimating, estimating publications
Cost estimates are best developed by
The project team
The project manager
The project cost engineer
The person or people who will be doing the actual work
Which cost estimating technique involves developing detailed estimates at the work package level of the WBS, then rolling them up to derive the projects total cost?
Analogous estimating
Parametric estimating
Bottom-up estimating
Probabilistic estimating
Which is NOT true about Analogous Cost Estimating?
Uses Expert Judgment
Used when reference projects are similar
Does not require high expertise on part of estimators as estimates are based on previous projects
Useful in early phases of the project
A particular project in the domain of civil construction requires that every on-site worker be insured. Which of the following inputs BEST conveys this requirement to the Cost Estimation process so that the insurance cost is estimated and subsequently budgeted?
Project Management Plan
Organizational Process Assets
Enterprise Environmental Factor
Project Scope Statement
Identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them should be addressed during:
The conceptual phase.
The planning process
Project implementation
Risk identification
The main difference between the two types (Arrow Diagramming Method and Precedence Diagramming Method) of the critical path method of scheduling is:
Depiction of the activity on the logic diagram.
Arrow Diagramming Method is a deterministic method, whereas the Precedence Diagramming Method is a probabilistic method.
Precedence Diagramming Method is a deterministic method, whereas the Arrow Diagramming Method is a probabilistic method.
Arrow Diagramming Method is a more accurate method
The duration of the schedule activity is affected by all of the following EXCEPT:
The estimated activity resource requirements.
The resources assigned to the schedule activity
The availability of the resources assigned to the schedule activity.
Using the Arrow Diagramming Method instead of the Precedence Diagramming Method of scheduling
The Precedence Diagramming Method provides project managers with knowledge of:
All levels of the work breakdown structure.
Activities likely to be involved in the project integration and resource allocation functions.
A graphical representation of interdependencies of activities.
The project completion date.
The critical path is established by calculating the following dates:
Start-to-start, start-to-finish, finish-to-finish, finish-to-start.
Early start, early finish, late start, late finish
Predecessor-to-successor, predecessor-to-predecessor, successor-to-successor
Primary-to-secondary, primary-to-finish, secondary-to-secondary, finish-to-finish.
Output from the Activity Resource Estimating process includes:
Job descriptions
Salary schedules
Identification and description of the types and quantities of resources required.
Analogous estimating
The VP of marketing approaches you and requests that you change the visitor logon screen on the company’s website to include a username with at least six characters. This is considered ________
Project initiation
Ongoing operations
A project
Project execution
Which of the following makes up the project scope baseline?
The project scope statement
The scope management plan and WBS
The WBS, project scope statement, and WBS dictionary
The scope management plan, the WBS, and the WBS dictionary
Your company, Kick That Ball Sports, has appointed you project manager for its new Cricket product line introduction. This is a national effort and all the retail stores across the country need to have the new products on the shelves before the media advertising blitz begins. The product line involves three new products, two of which will be introduced together and a third one that will follow within two years. You are ready to create the WBS. All of the following are true expect for which one?
The WBS should be elaborated to a level where costs and schedule are easily estimated. This is known as the work package level.
The WBS can be structured using each product as a level one entry.
Each of the three products should be elaborated to the same number of levels. This is known as rolling wave planning.
Each level of the WBS represents verifiable products or results.
Your company, Kick That Ball Sports, has appointed you project manager for its new Cricket product line introduction. This is a national effort and all the retail stores across the country need to have the new products on the shelves before the media advertising blitz begins. The product line involves three new products, two of which will be introduced together and a third one that will follow within two years. Product number three will be elaborated in more detail closer to the product’s release date, while the first two products will be elaborated in great detail now. The scope management plan has just been completed. Which of the following is true? (Choose the best response.)
Only the deliverables associated with the work of the project should be listed on the WBS. Since product number three isn’t being released until a later date it should not yet be included on the WBS
The WBS template from a previous project, a tool and technique of the Create WBS process, was used to create the WBS for this project. The WBS encompasses the major deliverables for the project.
The WBS should be created next, and it encompasses the full scope of work for the project. Only the work of the project is listed on the WBS.
The WBS encompasses the full scope of work for the project and the technique in the question is called rolling wave planning.
You are the project manager for Lucky Stars nightclubs. They specialize in live country and western band performances. Your newest project is in the Planning processes group. You are working on the WBS. The finance manager has given you a numbering system to assign to the WBS. Which of the following is true?
The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track the costs of the WBS elements.
The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to track the descriptions of individual work elements.
The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the code of accounts, which is used to track time and resource assignments for individual work elements.
The numbering system is a unique identifier known as the WBS dictionary, which is used to assign quality control codes to the individual work elements.
Which of the following statements about decomposition is the least true?
Decomposition involves structuring and organizing the WBS so that deliverables are always listed at level one.
Decomposition requires a degree of expert judgment and also requires close analysis of the project scope statement.
Decomposition is a tool and technique used to create a WBS.
Decomposition subdivides the major deliverables into smaller components until the work package level is reached.
You are the project manager for Design Your Web Site, Inc. Your company is designing the website for a national grocery store chain. You have your activity list in hand and are ready to diagram the activity dependencies using the PDM technique. Which of the following statements is true?
PDM is also the AON diagramming method.
PDM is also the AOA diagramming method.
PDM is also the ADM diagramming method.
PDM is also the AND diagramming method.
You are the project manager for Changing Tides video games. You have produced a project schedule network diagram and have updated the activity list. Which process have you just finished?
The Activity Sequencing process, which identifies all the specific activities of the project
The Activity Sequencing process, which identifies all the activity dependencies
The Activity Definition process, which diagrams project network time estimates
The Activity Definition process, which identifies all the activity attributes
This process uses tools like decomposition and rolling wave planning to produce the activity list and other outputs. Due to the purpose of this process, which of the following is considered its primary input?
WBS
Project management plan
PMIS (as part of enterprise environmental factors)
Constraints and assumptions
You are the project manager for Changing Tides video games. You have gathered the inputs for the Estimate Activity Duration process. Which of the following tools and techniques will you employ to produce the outputs for this process?
Activity list, expert judgment, alternatives analysis, project management software, bottom-up estimating
Activity list, expert judgment, published estimating data, project management software
Expert judgment, alternatives analysis, published estimating data, project management software, bottom-up estimating
Expert judgment, alternatives analysis, published estimating data, bottom-up estimating
Your project sponsor has requested a cost estimate for the project you’re working on. This project is similar in scope to a project you worked on last year. She would like to get the cost estimates as soon as possible. Accuracy is not her primary concern right now. She needs a ballpark figure by tomorrow. You decide to use_______________.
Analogous estimating techniques
Bottom-up estimating techniques
Parametric modeling techniques
Computerized modeling techniques
The project schedule is used to determine all of the following except which one?
Cost estimates
Activity start dates
Float times
Activity end dates
Your project sponsor has requested a cost estimate for the project. She would like the cost estimate to be as accurate as possible because this might be her one and only chance to secure the budget for this project due to recent cuts in special projects. You decide to use____________.
Analogous estimating techniques
Bottom-up estimating techniques
Top-down estimating techniques
Expert judgment techniques
You are a project manager for Picture Shades, Inc. It manufactures window shades that have replicas of Renaissance-era paintings on the inside for hotel chains. Picture Shades is taking its product to the home market, and you’re managing the new project. It will offer its products at retail stores as well as on its website. You’re developing the project schedule for this undertaking and have determined the critical path. Which of the following statements is true?
You calculated the most likely start date and most likely finish dates, float time, and weighted average estimates.
You calculated the activity dependency and the optimistic and pessimistic activity duration estimates.
You calculated the early and late start dates, the early and late finish dates, and float times for all activities
You calculated the optimistic, pessimistic, and most likely duration times and the float times for all activities.







































































































































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Questions based upon Module 2

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Wael Mostafa

A "soft logic" dependency as opposed to "hard logic" dependency, is :
1. Project A, the company's participation in a Pump Industry trade show, depends on the successful completion of Project B, which is building the prototype pump that is going to be displayed.
2. To install the plumbing and electrical work at the same time See more

1989 days 2 hours 46 minutes ago

Wael Mostafa

The main difference between the two types of network diagraming; ADM and PDM is :
1. Depiction of the activity on the logic diagram
2. ADM is a deterministic method, whereas the PDM is a probabilistic method
3. PDM is a deterministic method, whereas the ADM is a probabilistic method
4. ADM is a more accurate method

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